Programs Newton Free Library
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Thursday October 19, 2017
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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ELL-A Great American Novel
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A Great American Novel is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Read and discuss a novel by a leading American author. You should have some experience reading short stories, novels or plays in English.

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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iStorytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity and craft.   Aimed at kids up through age 4.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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ELL-Let's Talk about Music!
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for adult English Language Learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. No previous knowledge of music is required (only a love of music!). Listen to and discuss various pieces of music from classical to modern styles. Also learn about the composers or artists. 

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 28, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Tech Time A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Tech Time B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Tech Time C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Tech Time D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Storytime Surprise For 3-5
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This week: Happy Birthday!
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-American Government and the Media
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

American Government and the Media is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. We will discuss current news about the American government, including background information you need to understand how the government works. We'll also discuss the relationship between government and the media, and words and idioms to know.  There will be short weekly homework assignments.

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on September 28, 2017.

Limited to 12 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NEW! French Conversation Club: the first and third Thursdays of the month, 7-8:30 pm, Room B
Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary
and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014.

Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Room B
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgThe Mindfulness Meditation Group will meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. No previous experience required. The group is appropriate for ages 14+ and will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Friday October 20, 2017
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

American Culture and Your Children is a free conversation class  about parenting for adult English Language Learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

16 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 22, 2017. No classes on 11/10, 11/24 and 12/29.

Limited to 12 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Stories and Craft
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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ELL-New Ideas from Great People
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

New Ideas from Great People: Discussing TED Talks Videos is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Curious about the world? Listen to and discuss ideas presented in short, powerful talks by experts.  The class will select a different topic for each class from the TED.com archives, e.g. psychology, technology, music, children, self-improvement, health care and world politics.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Family Game Day
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in for family games and activities time!  This is an opportunity to spend quality time with your child(ren) and with other patrons.  Games, building materials and other activities for all ages will be available.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

girls who codeWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us throughout the school year to learn about coding through hands-on projects.  This year's club in now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list fill out this form. Open to grades 6-12. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
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Saturday October 21, 2017
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Make Way For Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Make Way For Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Read to a Dog at the Library!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Our canine friend Poppy will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Wednesday October 4th.  Space is limited.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 3:35 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Brave, rated PG.  Runtime 93 minutes.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday October 22, 2017
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Boston Artists Ensemble
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Jonathan Miller, cello, and Marc Ryser, piano, will perform works by Fauré, a commissioned work by Judith Weir written for Mr. Miller which premiered last year and Prokofiev’s Cello Sonata, Opus 119. Jonathan Miller is a 43-year veteran cellist from the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Marc Ryser has performed as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S., Canada, Switzerland and Bulgaria. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday October 23, 2017
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A  free low-intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Make Way For Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Make Way For Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Anlee's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

For more information or to register, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl.newtonfreelibrary.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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ELL-Short Story Discussion Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Short Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short fiction by leading authors.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 18, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins onSeptember 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Every Child Ready To Read
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Have you ever wondered how to help your child with early literacy skills?  Should your three or four year old use a tablet?  Join us for a program that includes stories, music and activities covering the alphabet, letters, math science, and digital literacy. This program series includes four parent and child workshops, so when you register, you register for ALL four (10/2, 10/16, 10/23, and 10/30).  For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-4 years.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, Sept. 11.
LOCATION: Story Room
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Crazy 8s Math Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Crazy 8s makes math fun through hands-on projects and games that teach basic math concepts. For grades K-2.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, September 25th.  When you register, you register for ALL 7 sessions (10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, and 11/27). 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Chessmates
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Have fun playing chess with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9. 

LOCATION: Location: Back of First Floor
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Genetics Part I: Genetic Counseling
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

dnaPlease join us for a informative session on genetic counseling. Genetic Counselors are trained and licensed allied healthcare providers who assist patients and families make sense of complex genetic information.  This presentation will tell you more about the role of genetics in current healthcare, what the process of genetic counseling entails, and how genetic counselors can help individuals and their families understand health related risks.  This program will be led by Kathleen Swenson, the Director of the Master’s Program in Genetic Counseling at Boston University School of Medicine.  Kathleen has been an active member of the genetic counseling field since 2000, and has a particular interest in expanding the models in which genetic counseling services are provided. This program is Part I of II in genetic counseling as part of our Inside the O'Briens Newton Reads program.

This program is cosponsored by the Newton Senior Center. Transportation available for seniors from their home to the library and back. Call the Senior Center to reserve a ride.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Starting Your Genealogy Research Online with Census and Vital Records
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

When researching your family online, documents you’ll usually encounter include U.S. census records (generated by the federal government) and birth, marriage and death records (generated locally).  Some can be used as proof of a relationship; others are only signposts that point towards more reliable information. Resident genealogist, Ginny Audet, will discuss these documents and give tips relating to online genealogical research in general. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 7 spaces available.
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Tuesday October 24, 2017
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ELL-Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult English Language Learners.  The group is currently closed.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

13 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 19, 2017.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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ELL-Writing about Nature
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Writing about Nature is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced  English language learners. We will choose topics from the natural world and write poems, short essays, or stories about the topics. 

8 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 19, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Matt Heaton Family Singalong
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Matt Heaton (the "Toddlerbilly Troubadour") brings an infectious energy to his sing alongs. Peppered with well known classics and a few soon-to-be classics, and performed with panache on guitar & banjo, Matt makes music for parents and kids alike.

Your Friends' membership made this program possible.  Join us!  friends@newtonfreelibrary.net

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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ELL-Let's Talk!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 19, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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ELL-More Talk About Food!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

More Talk About Food! is a free class for adult English Language Learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Conversations about why food means so much more than just a source of energy. Explore cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences. Discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 19, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Device Advice for Android A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Everyday Life in the U.S. is a free class for adult intermediate English Language Learners.  An introduction to everyday life in the U.S.  We'll focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 19, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Device Advice for Android B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Device Advice for Android C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Device Advice for Android D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Programming with Alice
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Alice is a block-based programming language which allows you to code a 3-Dimensional environment with all kinds of characters and animate your world. There are endless options for what you can make, you just have to drag and drop blocks with functions in whatever way you would like.  MassCSSparks is offering this introduction to Alice for kids in grades 5-7.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, October 3rd.

LOCATION: Computer Center
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ELL Tutor-Training Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In this four-session workshop participants will learn the principles of acquiring a new language, how adults learn, how cross-cultural considerations affect a person's ability to adapt to new ways of saying and doing things, and a variety of ELL teaching techniques that tutors can use with their learners.

This workshop is open to new and current tutors in the Newton Free Library's ELL & Literacy program. 

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

girls who codeWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us throughout the school year to learn about coding through hands-on projects.  This year's club in now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list fill out this form. Open to grades 6-12. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
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Grade 3/4 Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/26, 10/24, 11/28, 12/19, 1/23, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/22, and 6/19.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 27 . When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Let's Talk!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 12, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Make Way for Nancy: A Life in Public Art
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

J: Nancy Schön is best-known for her iconic Make Way for Ducklings sculpture in the Boston Public Gar­den which, is based on Robert McCloskey’s book. In her new memoir, Make Way for Nancy: A Life in Public Art (with a foreword by Anita Diamant), the indefatigable sculptor tells the story not only of how the ducks came to Boston but also how they travelled to Moscow, championed by Barbara Bush and Raisa Gorbachev, to mark the START Treaty. Join her for an inspiring talk. A book signing will follow with books provided by Wellesley Books.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Wednesday October 25, 2017
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Developing an Effective Self Marketing Pitch/Ace the Interview
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Job seekers! Join us for a workshop where you will learn how to develop an effective marketing pitch so you can nail the interview. Doug Cole, a Career Advisor at the One-Stop Career Center in Framingham, will facilitate. Space is limited, registration is required. Call the 508-766-5700 to secure a seat.


 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Let's Talk!
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on September 27, 2017 and ending on November 15, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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ELL-You and Your Child's School
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

You and Your Child's School is a free class for English Language Learners at all levels. Learn the English you need to communicate with your child'ds teacher and school.  Topics will include parent/teacher conferences, school related vocabulary and home learning activities.

3 Wednesday morning sessions.  The class begins on October 18, 2017.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-New Ideas from Great People
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

New Ideas from Great People: Discussing TED Talks Videos is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Curious about the world? Listen to and discuss ideas presented in short, powerful talks by experts.  The class will select a different topic for each class from the TED.com archives, e.g. psychology, technology, music, children, self-improvement, health care and world politics.

9 Wednesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 20, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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ELL-Katie's and Amy's Conversation Group
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free conversation group for adult English Language Learners who are absolute beginners.

To register or for more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Comic Book Workshop Series
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

bopIn this series of workshops we'll learn about comic book drawing, story telling, structure, paneling and more!  Each meeting will focus on a different part of the creative process, and by the end you'll have a comic book of your own! This is a four-part series and we ask that you try to commit to coming to all four: Wednesdays 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 and 11/8. Register online. Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Engineering Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Be a problem solver!  Take on a new engineering challenge each week.  Get creative, think outside the box, and hang out with other like-minded kids. Club members get to choose the projects! At each meeting, members can bring project ideas and we'll vote on the one we want to do the next month.  When you register, you register for ALL 4 sessions (10/25, 11/29, 12/20 and 1/24).  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, October 4th. Grades 5-7.

LOCATION: Back of First Floor
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ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Preparing for U.S. Citizenship is a free class for adult English Language Learners who have basic skills in reading, writing and understanding spoken English.  The class will cover basic U.S. history and government.  Students will practice answering interview questions.

8 Wednesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 25, 2017.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonEll@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
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Genetics Part II: Huntington's Disease
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

huntingtonsPlease join us for Part II in our series on genetics. Members of the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) will join us for a panel discussion. We'll hear from individuals about what is Huntingtons, personal experiences of going through the process of genetic testing and counseling, deciding not to get tested, and more about living with the disease and how it has affected their lives. This is a part of our Inside the O'Briens Newton Reads program.

This program is cosponsored by the Newton Senior Center. Transportation available for seniors from their home to the library and back. Call the Senior Center to reserve a ride.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Light up your Halloween with EL Wire
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Make your Halloween costume the talk of the party! Use EL Wire (electroluminescent wire) to make you glow throughout the night. Bring your costume! This is an all ages event. Parents must stay with their children. Registration required and will begin 3 weeks prior. One registration per family.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
There are 7 spaces available.
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Tween/Teen Book Writers Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required. The group is for adult writers who have work in progress focusing on Tween and Teen novels. Contact: Laya Steinberg at lasword@rcn.com.   

LOCATION: Room A
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Thursday October 26, 2017
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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ELL-A Great American Novel
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A Great American Novel is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Read and discuss a novel by a leading American author. You should have some experience reading short stories, novels or plays in English.

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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iStorytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity and craft.   Aimed at kids up through age 4.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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ELL-Let's Talk about Music!
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for adult English Language Learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. No previous knowledge of music is required (only a love of music!). Listen to and discuss various pieces of music from classical to modern styles. Also learn about the composers or artists. 

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 28, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Tech Time A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Tech Time B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Tech Time C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Tech Time D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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K-2 Fun
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This week: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Space is  limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Grade 3/4 Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kids in grades 3-4 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month. All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/28, 10/26, 11/30, 12/21, 1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24, and 6/21.  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 27 . When you register, you register at the same time for all 10 months.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Hooked on Books Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Looking for a casual book club that reads a wide variety of books? Come join the Hooked on Books club on the last Thursday of each month for good conversation and discussion. No RSVP necessary

For more information about the club and to see previous book selections visit: http://guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/hookedonbooks

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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ELL-American Government and the Media
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

American Government and the Media is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. We will discuss current news about the American government, including background information you need to understand how the government works. We'll also discuss the relationship between government and the media, and words and idioms to know.  There will be short weekly homework assignments.

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on September 28, 2017.

Limited to 12 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Living and Aging in Newton Series
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/wxSeniorServicesNewLogoShade.jpgLearn about the results of the 300+ listening sessions that have been conducted since Newton was designated as a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, an affiliate of the World Health Organization Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback on priorities for how to address social isolation, increase mobility, improve housing options and more. Residents of all ages are encouraged to participate. Cosponsored by the Newton Council on Aging and the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. Facilitated by Margaret Leipsitz, Senior Services Outreach and Engagement Coordinator.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Friday October 27, 2017
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

American Culture and Your Children is a free conversation class  about parenting for adult English Language Learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

16 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 22, 2017. No classes on 11/10, 11/24 and 12/29.

Limited to 12 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Stories and Craft
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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ELL-New Ideas from Great People
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

New Ideas from Great People: Discussing TED Talks Videos is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Curious about the world? Listen to and discuss ideas presented in short, powerful talks by experts.  The class will select a different topic for each class from the TED.com archives, e.g. psychology, technology, music, children, self-improvement, health care and world politics.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Friday Music Group
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join in our 90-minute session to begin your weekend joyfully with song. We sing and play songs of the season, some show tunes, popular standards and favorites that you suggest. Bring your instruments if desired; drop-ins welcome! Info contact: Tai at liunienlung@yahoo.com.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

girls who codeWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us throughout the school year to learn about coding through hands-on projects.  This year's club in now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list fill out this form. Open to grades 6-12. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
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Saturday October 28, 2017
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Make Way For Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Make Way For Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Planetarium
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The planetarium will be set up in Druker Auditorium with 4 programs throughout the day. There will be space for 25 people in each program. You will sign up for a program in advance at the table outside Druker. Sign up will begin 30 minutes before each program.

1:15pm - In My Backyard (Grades K-2) - Explore the backyard through the seasons and get introduced to Moon phases, constellations, and the planets. 

2:00pm - In My Backyard (Grades K-2) - Explore the backyard through the seasons and get introduced to Moon phases, constellations, and the planets. 

2:45 pm - Oasis in Space (Grades 3+) -  Transport yourself on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water - a key ingredient for life on Earth.

3:30 pm - Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity (Grades 6+) - Learn about gravity and galaxies as you are dazzled with striking, immersive animations of the formation of the early universe, star birth and death, the collision of giant galaxies, and a simulated flight to a super-massive black hole lurking at the center of our own Milky Way Galaxy. 

 

Your Friends' membership made this program possible.  Join us!  friends@newtonfreelibrary.net

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday October 29, 2017
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The Lied To's Perform Folk and Americana Music
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Lied To's are singer/songwriter/ guitarists Susan Levine and Doug Kwartler. Join them for a performance of their original music and cover songs by folk, country and Americana artists including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. The Lied To's released their self-titled debut CD at the legendary Club Passim in February 2015.  

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday October 30, 2017
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A  free low-intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Make Way For Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Make Way For Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Anlee's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

For more information or to register, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl.newtonfreelibrary.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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ELL-Short Story Discussion Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Short Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short fiction by leading authors.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 18, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins onSeptember 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Escape the Library
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

escape the roomIt’s Halloween eve and you’ve been invited to a special dinner party at the Library with Dr. Neverdie. As you enter his private library with a group of your friends, the door squeaks closed and clicks. And with that you are locked in. Escape the library before Dr. Neverdie can begin his sinister experiments.  Up to eight people can register for each time. Please show up at least 5 minutes before. We’ll also be doing zombie makeup and playing Escape the Room board games from 4-9 pm. Feel free to come hang anytime 4-9 pm. We’ll have refreshments. Grades 7-12.  Meet in the 1st floor Periodicals Area.    

LOCATION: Special Collections
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Every Child Ready To Read
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Have you ever wondered how to help your child with early literacy skills?  Should your three or four year old use a tablet?  Join us for a program that includes stories, music and activities covering the alphabet, letters, math science, and digital literacy. This program series includes four parent and child workshops, so when you register, you register for ALL four (10/2, 10/16, 10/23, and 10/30).  For parents (or caregivers) with children ages 3-4 years.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, Sept. 11.
LOCATION: Story Room
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Crazy 8s Math Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Crazy 8s makes math fun through hands-on projects and games that teach basic math concepts. For grades K-2.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, September 25th.  When you register, you register for ALL 7 sessions (10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, and 11/27). 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Escape the Library
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

escape roomIt’s Halloween eve and you’ve been invited to a special dinner party at the Library with Dr. Neverdie. As you enter his private library with a group of your friends, the door squeaks closed and clicks. And with that you are locked in. Escape the library before Dr. Neverdie can begin his sinister experiments. Up to eight people can register for each time. Please show up at least 5 minutes before. We’ll also be doing zombie makeup and playing Escape the Room board games from 4-9 pm. Feel free to come hang anytime 4-9 pm. We’ll have refreshments. Grades 7-12.  Meet in the 1st floor Periodicals Area.    

LOCATION: Special Collections
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Escape the Library
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

escape roomIt’s Halloween eve and you’ve been invited to a special dinner party at the Library with Dr. Neverdie. As you enter his private library with a group of your friends, the door squeaks closed and clicks. And with that you are locked in. Escape the library before Dr. Neverdie can begin his sinister experiments. Up to eight people can register for each time. Please show up at least 5 minutes before. We’ll also be doing zombie makeup and playing Escape the Room board games from 4-9 pm. Feel free to come hang anytime 4-9 pm. We’ll have refreshments. Grades 7-12.  Meet in the 1st floor Periodicals Area. 

LOCATION: Special Collections
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Mass Breast Cancer Coalition - Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is dedicated to preventing environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy and changes to public policy. View their award-winning Let's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures display at a program that will be given by Margo Simon Golden, Board President of MBCC. Ms. Golden will give an educational talk that will cover:

Environmental exposures, chemicals of concern and their potential health impact

The importance of reducing toxic exposures which has implications for reducing the burden and cost of all environmentally-linked diseases, including breast cancer

Time for sharing by participants on how breast cancer and other cancers has affected them or someone they know and how it has impacted their lives 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Escape the Library
7:45 PM - 8:30 PM

escape roomIt’s Halloween eve and you’ve been invited to a special dinner party at the Library with Dr. Neverdie. As you enter his private library with a group of your friends, the door squeaks closed and clicks. And with that you are locked in. Escape the library before Dr. Neverdie can begin his sinister experiments. Up to eight people can register for each time. Please show up at least 5 minutes before. We’ll also be doing zombie makeup and playing Escape the Room board games from 4-9 pm. Feel free to come hang anytime 4-9 pm. We’ll have refreshments. Grades 7-12.  Meet in the 1st floor Periodicals Area. 

LOCATION: Special Collections
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Tuesday October 31, 2017
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ELL-Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult English Language Learners.  The group is currently closed.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

13 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 19, 2017.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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ELL-Writing about Nature
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Writing about Nature is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced  English language learners. We will choose topics from the natural world and write poems, short essays, or stories about the topics. 

8 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 19, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Family Sing Along
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join children's librarians for songs and movement.  Open to all ages.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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ELL-Let's Talk!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 19, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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ELL-More Talk About Food!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

More Talk About Food! is a free class for adult English Language Learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Conversations about why food means so much more than just a source of energy. Explore cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences. Discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 19, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Drop-In Halloween Crafts
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Come to the library for some fun Halloween crafts.  Costumes encouraged! Ages 2-5.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Everyday Life in the U.S. is a free class for adult intermediate English Language Learners.  An introduction to everyday life in the U.S.  We'll focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 19, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

girls who codeWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us throughout the school year to learn about coding through hands-on projects.  This year's club in now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list fill out this form. Open to grades 6-12. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
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ELL-Let's Talk!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 12, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Wednesday November 1, 2017
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Let's Talk!
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on September 27, 2017 and ending on November 15, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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ELL-You and Your Child's School
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

You and Your Child's School is a free class for English Language Learners at all levels. Learn the English you need to communicate with your child'ds teacher and school.  Topics will include parent/teacher conferences, school related vocabulary and home learning activities.

3 Wednesday morning sessions.  The class begins on October 18, 2017.

Limited to 12 students.  Pre-registration is required.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Blood Drive
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Avoid waiting in line. Go to www.redcrossblood.org and make an appointment.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-New Ideas from Great People
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

New Ideas from Great People: Discussing TED Talks Videos is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Curious about the world? Listen to and discuss ideas presented in short, powerful talks by experts.  The class will select a different topic for each class from the TED.com archives, e.g. psychology, technology, music, children, self-improvement, health care and world politics.

9 Wednesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 20, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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ELL-Katie's and Amy's Conversation Group
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free conversation group for adult English Language Learners who are absolute beginners.

To register or for more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Anime/Manga Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
anime clubCome meet and hang out with lovers of all things anime!  Together we'll watch our favorite animes, share manga, talk anime culture, and nibble on yummy Japanese snacks. Activities will range from: anime screenings, discussion on our favorite series, manga share and swap, anime-themed crafts, cosplay workshops, art trades and more! Grades 5-7. Register online. 
LOCATION: Computer Center
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Book Bunch 1
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownups!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 30th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (9/13, 10/4, 11/1, 12/6, and 1/3).  The book for Sept. 13 is Katie and the Sunflower by Mayhew.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Comic Book Workshop Series
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

powIn this series of workshops we'll learn about comic book drawing, story telling, structure, paneling and more!  Each meeting will focus on a different part of the creative process, and by the end you'll have a comic book of your own! This is a four-part series and we ask that you try to commit to coming to all four: Wednesdays 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 and 11/8. Register online. Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
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ELL-Preparing for U.S. Citizenship
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Preparing for U.S. Citizenship is a free class for adult English Language Learners who have basic skills in reading, writing and understanding spoken English.  The class will cover basic U.S. history and government.  Students will practice answering interview questions.

8 Wednesday evening sessions.  The class begins on October 25, 2017.

Limited to 15 students.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonEll@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Drop in to work on your novel during National Novel Writing Month. Meet others participating in NaNoWriMo or, just concentrate in a quiet, dedicated space. Bring your laptop or other device or use one of our computers (limited availability). No registration required.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
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Contemporary Books Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Each month the group meets to discuss a selected contemporary book. This month they will discuss The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud. In December they will discuss The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Info contact: Marjorie Berman 617-965-8646

LOCATION: Room A
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Thursday November 2, 2017
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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ELL-A Great American Novel
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A Great American Novel is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Read and discuss a novel by a leading American author. You should have some experience reading short stories, novels or plays in English.

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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iStorytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity and craft.   Aimed at kids up through age 4.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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ELL-Let's Talk about Music!
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for adult English Language Learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. No previous knowledge of music is required (only a love of music!). Listen to and discuss various pieces of music from classical to modern styles. Also learn about the composers or artists. 

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 28, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Tech Time A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Tech Time B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Tech Time C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Tech Time D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Storytime Surprise For 3-5
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This week: Squirrels.
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Scratch Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us for this once a month club!  Kids in grades 3 and 4 come for an hour to explore and work with Scratch (a free programming language designed at MIT) to create games, animation and stories. Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutesbefore the program begins.

LOCATION: Computer Center
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ELL-American Government and the Media
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

American Government and the Media is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. We will discuss current news about the American government, including background information you need to understand how the government works. We'll also discuss the relationship between government and the media, and words and idioms to know.  There will be short weekly homework assignments.

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on September 28, 2017.

Limited to 12 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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French Conversation Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NEW! French Conversation Club: the first and third Thursdays of the month, 7-8:30 pm, Room B
Learn about French language and culture in a conversation club that is geared towards adults with intermediate speaking skills. This is an opportunity for you to increase your vocabulary
and to practice speaking French in a friendly environment. Alors, parlons français! A native of France, the club facilitator, Magali, joined the amazing ELL program at the library in 2014.

Info contact: Magali at magali.denispoirier@gmail.com

 

LOCATION: Room B
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Joint Art Reception for Leslie Goldman and Matt Brand
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/11_2017/wx11_02_Art_Matt_Brand_WeaveKnot.jpgThe public is welcome to attend the opening reception for these art shows. Refreshments will be served.

On each metal plate in Matt Brand’s show (left), you see glints of light travel along thousands of microscopically engraved grooves that function like curved pieces of tinsel. When you move, the responsive motion of these dots of light is just enough to cue your visual imagination, which generously hallucinates 3D surfaces and volumes.

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/11_2017/wx11_02_Art_Leslie_Goldman.jpgLeslie Goldman’s work (right) is an exploration of the feminine and the decorative. It is an investigation of language, line, pattern and light. Text and images are selected through elimination. Another layer of possibilities is added by using discarded books that are deconstructed and reconstructed.

LOCATION: Gallery
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Mindfulness Meditation Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/09_2016/Mindfulness%20red.jpgThe Mindfulness Meditation Group will meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Breathing and meditation practice helps cleanse the body mind complex enhancing the feeling of well-being, bringing clarity and calmness within. Participate in gentle yoga poses, breathing practices and guided meditation. Use a chair or sit on the floor. No previous experience required. The group is appropriate for ages 14+ and will be led by yoga and meditation teacher Janhavi Wadhwani.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Friday November 3, 2017
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ELL-American Culture and Your Children
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

American Culture and Your Children is a free conversation class  about parenting for adult English Language Learners.  Learn about American parenting practices and share your own culture's ideas about child-rearing.  This class is led by a former Boston Globe parenting columnist.

16 Friday morning sessions.  The class begins on Friday, September 22, 2017. No classes on 11/10, 11/24 and 12/29.

Limited to 12 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Stories and Craft
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Stories and a craft aimed at children through age 4. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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ELL-Monte's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free intermediate to advanced conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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ELL-Monthly Discussion Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free monthly discussion group for adult ELL learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.




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LOCATION: Room B
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ELL-New Ideas from Great People
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

New Ideas from Great People: Discussing TED Talks Videos is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Curious about the world? Listen to and discuss ideas presented in short, powerful talks by experts.  The class will select a different topic for each class from the TED.com archives, e.g. psychology, technology, music, children, self-improvement, health care and world politics.

8 Friday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 22, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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A Harvest Style Starry Night
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Kidcasso Founder, Laura-Marie Small as she hosts a special afternoon inspired by beloved artist, Vincent Van Gogh!  Kids will take a journey into the colorful and fluid world of Van Gogh by exploring his iconic works of art including his most famed piece, Starry Night.  Each child will have a chance to create a one-of-a-kind work of art on canvas.  We will use inks, oil pastels, and liquid water colored paints.  Dress for mess, but just in case, aprons and hand wipes will be provided.  All materials and supplies are non-toxic and safe for all children.  For kids ages 4-9.   Space is limited, please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Girls Who Code
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

girls who codeWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us throughout the school year to learn about coding through hands-on projects.  This year's club in now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list fill out this form. Open to grades 6-12. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
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Saturday November 4, 2017
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Family Yoga Class
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

An opportunity to chuck the to-do list and enjoy an hour of fun, learning and connection with your loved ones! Our Family Yoga Class will be structured like kids yoga class with emphasis on interactive and partner poses for kids and adults to do together.  Activities include cooperative games, age-appropriate poses, partner poses between parent and child, breathing exercises, simple mindfulness activities, and relaxation. Poses and games in this class are designed for children ages 3-12 and their caregiver(s).  No yoga experience required.

Your Friends' membership made this program possible.  Join us!  friends@newtonfreelibrary.net

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Make Way For Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Saturdays at the Movies
2:00 PM - 3:25 PM

It's Saturday movies at the library  This week's movie: Toy Story, rated G.  Runtime 81 minutes.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Sunday November 5, 2017
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Trio Notturno to Perform
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/11_2017/wx11_05_Concert_Trio_Notturno.jpgDeirdre Viau, flute, Ken Allen, viola, and Maria Rindenello-Parker, harp, are Trio Notturno. Inspired by their name, which means “Night Trio,” Trio Notturno has commissioned and premiered original nocturnes for flute, viola, and harp by composers including Marti Epstein, Joshua Hahn, Keith Kusterer, and Kirsten Volness. The ensemble's mission is to increase the repertoire for this unique combination of instruments. Trio Notturno also performs standard works for flute, viola, and harp in public and private recitals. Join them for a performance of works by Beethoven, Harald Genzmer and Bernard Rands.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday November 6, 2017
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A  free low-intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Make Way For Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Make Way For Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Anlee's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

For more information or to register, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl.newtonfreelibrary.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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ELL-Short Story Discussion Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Short Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short fiction by leading authors.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 18, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins onSeptember 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Puppet Pals
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Join Morgan for a puppet filled storytime!  There will be songs, stories, and lots of puppet friends. A craft will follow.  For children ages 3-5 years.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the Children's desk starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Crazy 8s Math Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Crazy 8s makes math fun through hands-on projects and games that teach basic math concepts. For grades K-2.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, September 25th.  When you register, you register for ALL 7 sessions (10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, and 11/27). 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Creative Writing Series
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Discover what you are interested in writing about and then to practice the skills needed to create your own form of writing.  You are encouraged to try out new things, be willing to struggle so you can get better, and write from the heart. This is a four-part series, led by Bobby Uttaro, author of To the Survivors. Registration is for all four workshops, 4-6 pm on: 11/6, 11/8, 11/13 & 11/15. Grades 5-8.

Your Friends' membership made this program possible.  Join us!  friends@newtonfreelibrary.net

LOCATION: Computer Center
There are 4 spaces available.
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Chessmates
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Have fun playing chess with general instruction and open play. All levels welcome.Chess sets, puzzles, and strategy will all be provided. For ages 6-9. 

LOCATION: Back of First Floor
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Movie Night Monday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This weeks movie is Going in Style. 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Tracking Your Ancestors Using Local Resources -- Yours and Theirs
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Typically, you begin your family research with the resources closest to you, including your public library. But you shouldn't stop there. This class is about tracking your ancestors in the towns and cities, counties and states where they actually lived. Here is where fresh discoveries are made, obstacles are broken down, and wonderful stories can be discovered. How do you track down digitized collections, special records, newspaper articles, books, and/or manuscripts that have been generated locally about people, families, and events in that community?  I will discuss how to uncover online the resources available in places you've never visited. You will learn how to find libraries and history and genealogy societies relevant to the communities you are researching. You may discover relatives still living there, perhaps some you know nothing about and who may be working on a parallel track in a genealogy quest of their own. Eventually you may decide that there are places you want to actually visit. As you identify the localities you need to search, the focus and the scope of your project may shift and expand -- prepare yourself for surprises.

LOCATION: Special Collections
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Disability Awareness Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability, nonfiction about living with a disability and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability. This month they will discuss Little Nothing by Marisa Silver. In December they will discuss The Boy Who Loved Too Much: a True Story of Pathological Friendliness by Jennifer Latson. Info contact: Jenni Acosta at jacosta@understandingourdifferences.org.

LOCATION: Room A
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Tuesday November 7, 2017
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Election Day
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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ELL-Book Discussion Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Book Discussion Group is for advanced adult English Language Learners.  The group is currently closed.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

13 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 19, 2017.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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ELL-Writing about Nature
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Writing about Nature is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced  English language learners. We will choose topics from the natural world and write poems, short essays, or stories about the topics. 

8 Tuesday morning sessions.  The class begins on September 19, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Make Way For Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Make Way For Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Let's Talk!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Tuesday afternoons, beginning on September 19, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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ELL-More Talk About Food!
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

More Talk About Food! is a free class for adult English Language Learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. Conversations about why food means so much more than just a source of energy. Explore cultural traditions, motivation, and respect for differences. Discuss how to make planning, shopping, preparing, serving and eating meals a source of improved health, learning, pride, social connection and pleasure.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions. Class begins on September 19, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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ELL-Everyday Life in the U.S.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Everyday Life in the U.S. is a free class for adult intermediate English Language Learners.  An introduction to everyday life in the U.S.  We'll focus on helpful topics such as transportation, shopping, health, banking, holidays, etc.

8 Tuesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 19, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
There is 1 space available.
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
There is 1 space available.
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Device Advice iPhone/iPad D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your iPad or iPhone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
There is 1 space available.
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

girls who codeWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us throughout the school year to learn about coding through hands-on projects.  This year's club in now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list fill out this form. Open to grades 6-12. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
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Fiction Writing Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required, space is limited.  The group is for serious writers pursuing publication. Each month two members submit a 15-25 page draft from a short story or novel to be read and critiqued by the class. Info contact: Castellano Turner, Ph.D at castellano.turner977@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
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Sweet Reads
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Kids in grades 7-8 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month and enjoy desserts! All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, and 6/5.  Online registration (required) begins on  Tuesday, June 27. When you register, you register at the same time for ALL10 months.

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Wednesday November 8, 2017
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Let's Talk!
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on September 27, 2017 and ending on November 15, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Sequences: A Woman's Forum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The group is led by Robin Mayer Stein, poet and journalist. Spark your creativity in an inspiring, intergenerational group for women. Read, converse and write in response to poems, essays and personal stories. Meet interesting people while savoring literary treats. Info contact: Robin at 617-965-2178.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-New Ideas from Great People
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

New Ideas from Great People: Discussing TED Talks Videos is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Curious about the world? Listen to and discuss ideas presented in short, powerful talks by experts.  The class will select a different topic for each class from the TED.com archives, e.g. psychology, technology, music, children, self-improvement, health care and world politics.

9 Wednesday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 20, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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ELL-Katie's and Amy's Conversation Group
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A  free conversation group for adult English Language Learners who are absolute beginners.

To register or for more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Read to a Dog at the Library!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Our canine friend Milani will be visiting the library to listen to children read. Reading appointments are for fifteen minutes.  You will be assigned your appointment time once you have registered and will be contacted with this information via email.  Please note that this program is designed for just the registered child to be in the room with the dog and the dog's owner, to make it more comfortable for the child to read to the dog; accompanying adults and/or siblings can come in only with the child's permission.  Online registration for children in grades K-5 only begins on Saturday, October 21st.  Space is limited.

LOCATION: Story Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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Creative Writing Series
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

writingDiscover what you are interested in writing about and then to practice the skills needed to create your own form of writing.  You are encouraged to try out new things, be willing to struggle so you can get better, and write from the heart. This is a four-part series, led by Bobby Uttaro, author of To the Survivors. Registration is for all four workshops, 4-6 pm on: 11/6, 11/8, 11/13 & 11/15. Grades 5-8.

Your Friends' membership made this program possible.  Join us!  friends@newtonfreelibrary.net

LOCATION: Computer Center
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

scoreSCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Book Bunch 2
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join our book club for Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2) and their grownups!  Read the selected book  in advance and then join us for fun book related activities and discussion.  We meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.  Online registration (required) begins on Wednesday, August 30th.  When you register, you register for all  5 sessions (9/13, 10/11, 11/8, 12/13, and 1/10).  The book for Sept. is Katie and the Sunflower by Mayhew.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Comic Book Workshop Series
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

powIn this series of workshops we'll learn about comic book drawing, story telling, structure, paneling and more!  Each meeting will focus on a different part of the creative process, and by the end you'll have a comic book of your own! This is a four-part series and we ask that you try to commit to coming to all four: Wednesdays 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 and 11/8. Register online. Grades 7-12. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
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AARP Fraud Alert
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/11_2017/wx11_08_Program_AARP_Logo_big.jpgJoin us for an informative discussion on how to spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you can protect yourself and your family. Neil Cohen, CFE, Deputy Director Audit, Oversight & Investigations, Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General, will facilitate. Brought to you by AARP and cosponsored the City of Newton Department of Senior Services. The program is free and open to the public. Visit: aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork. Please note seating is limited and will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Genealogy Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The purpose of the club is to share information on records and approaches for starting or extending participants' genealogical research. Novices and experienced researchers are both welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring records and problems from their own research for discussion.  Info contact: Ginny Audet at NewtonGenealogyClub@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Special Collections
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National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Drop in to work on your novel during National Novel Writing Month. Meet others participating in NaNoWriMo or, just concentrate in a quiet, dedicated space. Bring your laptop or other device or use one of our computers (limited availability). No registration required.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
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Thursday November 9, 2017
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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SCORE volunteers provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions as follows:

- Weekly on Thursdays in the morning/early afternoon

- The second Wednesday of the month in the late afternoon/evening.

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Register (required) at scoreboston.org or call 617-565-5591. All sessions will take place in Study Room 2H (adjacent to the Computer Center on the second floor). 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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ELL-A Great American Novel
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A Great American Novel is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. Read and discuss a novel by a leading American author. You should have some experience reading short stories, novels or plays in English.

10 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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iStorytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Watch and listen to a story, sing songs and play instruments, join in for an activity and craft.   Aimed at kids up through age 4.

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Murder by the Book Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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The Murder by the Book Club meets each month to discuss books with a mystery theme. Check back for the book title. The club is led by library staffer Kathleen Hennrikus and is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.

Info contact: khennrikus@minlib.net or call 617-796-1360.

LOCATION: Room B
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ELL-Let's Talk about Music!
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Let's Talk about Music! is a free class for adult English Language Learners at all levels who have a basic knowledge of reading, writing and understanding English. No previous knowledge of music is required (only a love of music!). Listen to and discuss various pieces of music from classical to modern styles. Also learn about the composers or artists. 

8 Thursday morning sessions. Class begins on September 28, 2017.

Limited to 10 students. Online registration (required) opens on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Tech Time A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
There is 1 space available.
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Tech Time B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 9:00 PM     
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Tech Time C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Tech Time D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Each person gets 30 minutes for advice. Our sessions are for educational and informational help only. For example, if your question is, “What can I do to make my computer run faster?” we can help you. We don't do repairs (i.e. we cannot fix a broken computer). Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Spanish Bilingual Storytime For 3-5 Year Old
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A special bilingual storytime with stories, songs and movement in English and Spanish. 
Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the Children's Room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Drop in and play board games! Bring your own or use ours!  Ages 16+ please.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
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ELL-American Government and the Media
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

American Government and the Media is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners. We will discuss current news about the American government, including background information you need to understand how the government works. We'll also discuss the relationship between government and the media, and words and idioms to know.  There will be short weekly homework assignments.

8 Thursday evening sessions.  The class begins on September 28, 2017.

Limited to 12 students.  Preference will be given to new students.

Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Charles River Watershed Association: Studying the Watertown Dam
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Elisabeth Cianciola, Aquatic Scientist for the Charles River Watershed Association, will give a talk that will:

Describe the potential benefits and challenges associated with dam removal projects

Outline the process that dam owners and river managers use to determine the fate of a dam 

The Watertown Dam (where California and Galen Streets meet) was selected as a priority project by the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) in 2016. A feasibility study that would help the project team determine whether or not dam removal is appropriate for this site is currently being planned. Along the Charles River, dam removal can be a very attractive course of action in cases where they are no longer actively used because it creates a stable and resilient ecosystem that better serves wildlife and the people who live around and use the river. The program is cosponsored by the Newton Conservators.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Friday November 10, 2017
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Library Closed-Veterans' Day
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Saturday November 11, 2017
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Make Way For Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Make Way For Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Sunday November 12, 2017
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Some Assembly Required with Justin Stanley
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

http://downloads.newtonfreelibrary.net/programs/EK%20images/11_2017/wx11_12_Concert_Justin_Stanley2.jpgJustin Stanley, horn, Justin Croushore, trombone, and Cholong Park, piano, will give a concert of music inspired by poetry. The repertoire will range from songs by Brahms to contemporary improvisations on poetry.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Monday November 13, 2017
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ELL-Anne's Conversation Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A  free low-intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

This class is full.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Make Way For Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Coffee, Tea and English Too!
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Coffee, Tea, and English, too! is an informal social gathering where adult English Language Learners can interact, make friends, and speak English in a relaxed setting.

Monday mornings - September 18, October 16, November 13, December 18.

Come when you can!  No registration is needed.

Light refreshments will be graciously provided by Whole Foods.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Make Way For Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Anlee's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A free intermediate conversation group for adult English Language Learners.

For more information or to register, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl.newtonfreelibrary.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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ELL-Short Story Discussion Group
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Short Fiction: A Reading and Discussion Group is a free class for adult intermediate to advanced English Language Learners.  Read and discuss short fiction by leading authors.

8 Monday afternoon sessions.  The class begins on September 18, 2017.

Limited to 10 students.  Online registration (required) begins onSeptember 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to esl@newtonfreelibrary.net.

LOCATION: Room A
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Crazy 8s Math Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Crazy 8s makes math fun through hands-on projects and games that teach basic math concepts. For grades K-2.  Online registration (required) begins on Monday, September 25th.  When you register, you register for ALL 7 sessions (10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, and 11/27). 

 

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Creative Writing Series
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

writingDiscover what you are interested in writing about and then to practice the skills needed to create your own form of writing.  You are encouraged to try out new things, be willing to struggle so you can get better, and write from the heart. This is a four-part series, led by Bobby Uttaro, author of To the Survivors. Registration is for all four workshops, 4-6 pm on: 11/6, 11/8, 11/13 & 11/15. Grades 5-8.

Your Friends' membership made this program possible.  Join us!  friends@newtonfreelibrary.net

LOCATION: Computer Center
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Teen Crafterhours
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

floral headdressJoin us for the monthly craft where we hang out, make stuff and eat food. This month's craft is floral headdresses. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Memoir Writing Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The group is for beginner or intermediate writers interested in drafting a memoir or autobiography. Meetings begin with time for writing followed by reading of work and receiving encouraging feedback. Facilitator Tom Yee is a licensed high school English teacher and Content Development Manager for a local publisher. To register contact: newton.memoir@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Room A
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Sophisticated Stories
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Storytime for older kids!  Enjoy cool, strange, weird and wacky picture books...and brownies!  For kids in grades 3 and up - you're never too old for picture books! 

LOCATION: Story Room
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Short Story Discussion Group
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Registration is required for newcomers. Each month the group reads and discusses two short selected stories. Copies of the stories may be picked up from the wall slots located in the Programs and Communications Department off of the second floor Teen Area. They will discuss William Faulkner’s That Evening Sun Go Down from the internet and ZZ Packer’ Brownies from her story collection Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, Riverhead Books, Penguin, New York, 2003. The group is led by Dotty Gonson and Frannie Moyer, both of whom taught at Newton South High School. Info contact: Dotty at drgonson@comcast.net or 617-547-3833. New attendess please call Dottie for registration information.

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
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Tuesday November 14, 2017
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ELL-Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Reading Plays and Poetry Aloud is a free class for low-intermediate to advanced adult English Language Learners. Read plays and poetry aloud with others to improve your English reading and speaking skills.

13 Tuesday morning sessions. Class begins on September 19, 2017.

Limited to 20 students. Online registration (required) begins on September 10, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to NewtonELL@minlib.net.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
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Make Way For Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Intro to Social Media
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Have you ever wondered why people always seem to be on their computers, smartphones, and tablets? Do you wonder what they’re doing? Take this class for a basic introduction to various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Yelp and Google Reviews. You’ll learn what they are, how people use them and how you can get started! 

LOCATION: Computer Center
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 3:00 AM     
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SCORE Workshop, Conscious Capitalism: A Better Way for Business
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bob Scoville, President and Head Coach for Performance Talks, Inc., will lead an engaging and thought-provoking session for business owners who want to learn about sustainable and effective business practices. If you’re frustrated with the current negative political climate, this workshop will help you see that your business can create the change you want to see in the world. Hear how other businesses create value not only for their shareholders but also for their employees, customers, vendors, the community and the environment. The format will include a presentation and small group discussions. To register call 617-565-5591 or visit.

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Make Way For Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories and songs aimed at children through age 4.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the  desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Device Advice Android A
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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Device Advice Android B
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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Device Advice Android C
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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Device Advice Android D
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you having trouble with your mobile devices? Want to know more about downloading eBooks from the library? Sign up for a 30-minute one-on-one session where we will give advice about your device! Bring your Android tablet or smartphone. Patrons are welcome to sign up for one session every other week. 

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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Tween Crafternoons
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month to make crafts and eat snacks. This month: Floam! Grades 5-7. 

LOCATION: Teen Area
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Girls Who Code
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

girls who codeWant to learn how to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Join the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club! GWC is a national non-profit organization leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities. Join us throughout the school year to learn about coding through hands-on projects.  This year's club in now full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list fill out this form. Open to grades 6-12. 

LOCATION: Computer Center
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Grade 5/6 Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Kids in grades 5-6 and their parents come together to talk about a new book each month.All are expected to read the book in advance in order to discuss it together in the book group.  We meet once a month on 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8, and 6/12..  Online registration (required) begins on Tuesday, June 20 . When you register, you register at the same time for ALL 10 months.

LOCATION: Story Room
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Monthly Make: Pop-Up Cards
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pop-Up Cards and Cut-Out Cards! Start your holiday correspondence early and come join us as we make themed cards for this festive holiday season. Bring your own designs or try one of our pop-up templates. Ages 18+. No registration required.

LOCATION: 3rd Floor
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Playwrights Group: Calling All Writers!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

If you would like to try your acting chops or write a play, we invite you to join our group. We write plays, some short, some long, read them aloud and then offer feedback on how to improve our work. If you are an amateur or professional thespian, we need your talents to bring our plays to life. Info contact: Sandra Weintraub at sgweintraub@yahoo.com or 617-244-6236.

LOCATION: Study Room 2H
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Poetry Reading and Open Mike
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wendy Drexler, Margaret Young and Scott Ruescher will give readings this month. An open mike will follow with a limit of one poem per person. Come early to sign up for the open mike; limited slots are available, time permitting. The series is facilitated by Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press. Wendy Drexler’s third poetry collection, Before There Was Before, was published in March by Iris Press. Margaret Young is the author of the poetry collection Blight Summer (Finishing Line Press). Scott Ruescher won the 2013 Erika Mumford Prize for poetry about travel and international culture from the New England Poetry Club for Looking for Lorca—one of the eleven poems in his chapbook Perfect Memory (Finishing Line Press, 2015).

LOCATION: Druker Auditorium
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Great Books Discussion Group
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Members usually read and discuss books from the Great Books Foundation (most of which are available at the library). *They will discuss The Republic by Plato. In December they will discuss A Christmas Carol by Dickens. (*Reading is from Great Books Foundation publication Fifth Series, Vol. 3.) Info contact: Abra Rosenzweig at 617-964-4064.

LOCATION: Room A
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Wednesday November 15, 2017
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Trustees Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Trustees' Room
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Alphabet Soup Lapsit: Under 2 Only
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs, stories and movement for all children under 2 with their caregivers.  Space is limited.  Please pick up a ticket at the desk in the children's room starting 15 minutes before the program begins.

LOCATION: Story Room
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ELL-Let's Talk!
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Conversation Group for all levels of adult English Language Learners.  No registration is necessary. Come when you can!

The group meets on 8 Wednesday mornings, beginning on September 27, 2017 and ending on November 15, 2017.

For more information, contact Susan Bécam, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1364 or send email to